Inverse heat conduction problems by using particular solutions

P.H. Wen, Y.C. Hon, Y. Xu

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    Based on the method of fundamental solutions, we develop in this paper a new computational method to solve two-dimensional transient heat conduction inverse problems. The main idea is to use particular solutions as radial basis functions (PSRBF) for approximation of the solutions to the inverse heat conduction problems. The heat conduction equations are first analyzed in the Laplace transformed domain and the Durbin inversion method is then used to determine the solutions in the time domain. Least-square and singular value decomposition (SVD) techniques are adopted to solve the ill-conditioned linear system of algebraic equations obtained from the proposed PSRBF method. To demonstrate the effectiveness and simplicity of this approach, several numerical examples are given with satisfactory accuracy and stability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-186
    Number of pages16
    JournalHeat Transfer - Asian Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • transient inverse heat conduction problem
    • Laplace transform
    • Durbin algorithm
    • singular value decomposition
    • meshless


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